Spirit Music Group has hired Universal Music Publishing Group's Gary Miller to the position of SVP, creative services. Miller will be based in the company’s Los Angeles office and will be responsible for leading the company’s sync efforts to create opportunities for Spirit’s writers by placing songs in upcoming film, television and advertising opportunities.
Prior to joining Spirit, Miller worked at Universal Music Publishing Group for 18 years, first as VP, film & TV music, clearance and licensing before being named VP, film & TV music, Creative in 2007. While there, he was responsible for overseeing the music clearance and licensing operations for the company during a period of exponential growth through signings and acquisitions, and he was also instrumental in the design and development of the company's licensing system. His career working with the majors began in 1993 for what was then MCA Music Publishing as the manager of film & TV music clearance. He then served a two-year stint at PolyGram Film and TV as director of music clearance and creative, returning to Universal in 1999 as senior director overseeing the clearance and licensing operation for the newly merged MCA and PolyGram Music Publishing catalogues.
“I am excited to join such a great sync team, which, many on the team I have known for years, and look forward to working with and on behalf of an amazing catalog of music and roster of writers. David, Jon, and the rest of Spirit’s executive team have a great vision for the future of the company and I am honored to have the opportunity to be a part of Spirit Music Group's continued growth and success,” said Miller.